Like I said before, it had been a little while since I’d last been inked–up until last weekend. In fact, it was probably about 30-40 pounds ago. I coulda sworn the profane piece I was getting covered took up a lot less space back then, too. I guess that’s just a fact of life, though…
Another fact of life: tattoo bruises. It’s not something I’d experienced previously, but I’m told they’re commonly a result of a heavy-handed tattoo artist or getting inked in a sensitive area. A man’s chest isn’t such a sensitive spot when you’ve got a muscular build, but me, I’m built more like Rob Ford. And when I first took off the bandage, my black-and-grey tattoo had a purple outline that I didn’t think I asked for. Of course, it wasn’t coloured ink, but a result of the force and pressure required to push down the skin and push the needle in.
I will say, it got a little worrisome when the skin around the outside turned a bright shade of yellow, but once I assured myself it’s just a bruise, not an infection, I was able to put it out of mind. It’s all but faded now–the bruise, that is. I’d like to think the Lubriderm might’ve helped in that regard.
(Still no pics, though. Like I said–it’s a sensitive area!)